Asetek® today announced that it has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.
"Asetek is a great addition to the rapidly expanding OpenPOWER ecosystem and we look forward to working together," said Sumit Gupta, IBM's Vice President of High Performance Computing and OpenPOWER Operations. "POWER's open architecture -- built to deliver superior price performance on Big Data and cloud workloads -- combined with Asetek's liquid cooling technology can bring incredible cost savings to high performance computing and large scale data center environments."
Asetek joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.
“The demand for the highest performance from POWER processors and OpenPOWER designs means the need for cutting-edge cost effective cooling,“ said David Garcia, VP & GM of Asetek’s Data Center Business Unit. “With over two million liquid cooling systems shipped, Asetek’s proven node-level solutions provides the OpenPOWER community with a key tool to deliver the highest performance high-density POWER-based systems.”
The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform. OpenPOWER’s activities in the areas of high density designs, overclocking, server cooling and high density computation are expected to benefit from Asetek’s involvement.
The OpenPOWER Foundation is a global, open development membership organization formed to facilitate and inspire collaborative innovation on the POWER architecture. OpenPOWER members share expertise, investment and server-class intellectual property to develop solutions that serve the evolving needs of technology customers.
The OpenPOWER Foundation enables members to customize POWER CPU processors, system platforms, firmware and middleware software for optimization for their business and organizational needs. Member innovations delivered and under development include custom systems for large scale data centers, workload acceleration through GPU, FPGA or advanced I/O, and platform optimization for software appliances, or advanced hardware technology exploitation. For further details and to view the complete list of current members, go to www.openpowerfoundation.org.
Asetek is the world’s leading provider of energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, servers, workstations, gaming and high performance PCs. Its products are used for reducing power and greenhouse emissions, lowering acoustic noise, and achieving maximum performance by leading OEMs and channel partners around the globe.
Asetek’s products are based upon its patented all-in-one liquid cooling technology with more than 2 million liquid cooling units deployed in the field. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in California, China and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.asetek.com.
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